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the Board

Board members

Norah Barlow
Norah Barlow

Non Executive Director (Independent)

Acting Chair from 15 June 2019. BCA, CA. Appointed as Director 13 November 2014

Norah is the CEO of Heritage Lifecare Limited which provides aged care in New Zealand. Norah is an accountant by profession, having operated her own partnership for a number of years, prior to becoming the Group Accountant, and then CEO of NZX and ASX listed Summerset Group. Norah retired from that role in April 2014 remaining on the Board as a non-executive Director until 2016. Norah is also a Ministerial appointee to the National Advisory Council for the Employment of Women. In 2014 she was awarded an ONZM for services to business.

Norah is a member of both Evolve Education’s Remuneration and People Committee and the Audit and Risk Committee.

Chris Scott
Chris Scott

As at 31 March 2019: Non-Executive Director (Non-Independent)

As at date of Annual Report: Executive Director (Non-Independent)  Appointed 28 November 2018

Chris Scott has over 37 years experience in senior management positions. He has spent over 35 years in business in Singapore where he founded a number of successful businesses. Chris founded S8 Limited which listed on the ASX in 2001. S8 was an integrated travel Company that acquired 36 businesses over a 5 year period and was capitalised at $700 million. S8 Limited was the subject of a successful takeover bid in late 2006.

Chris was the Founder and, from 2010 to 2016, the Managing Director of ASX listed G8 Education which evolved into Australia’s largest listed early education and child care provider. During this period, the G8 Education Limited portfolio grew from 38 to over 500 pre school education centres in Australia (plus 20 in Singapore). Chris was also instrumental in raising over $500 million in equity capital and more than $500 million in debt (including Singapore dollar bonds). G8 Education market capitalisation grew from $4 million in 2010 to a peak of approximately $1.9 billion

Chris Sacre
Chris Sacre

As at 31 March 2019: Non-Executive Director (Independent)

As at date of Annual Report: Executive Director (Non-Independent)  Appointed 28 November 2018

Chris Sacre is widely regarded and respected within the childcare industry. Chris developed a passion for the industry in early 2007 when he provided financial consultative services, as an Advisory Manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers to G8 Education (formally Early Learning Services) in the lead up to the public listing. After successfully floating the company in 2007, Chris joined G8 Education as Chief Financial Officer. During his time with G8 Education, Chris was instrumental to the growth of the company with over 400 childcare acquisitions, raising over $500 million in capital and increasing market cap. from $4 million to $1.3 billion.

Chris is a member of both Evolve Education’s Remuneration and People Committee and the Audit and Risk Committee.

Hamish Stevens
Hamish Stevens

As at 29 July 2019: Non-Executive Director (Independent)

Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee. M.Com (Hons.), CMInstD, CA.

Hamish has held independent directorships on several boards since 2010 and is currently Chair of East Health Services, a director of NZX-listed Marsden Maritime Holdings, Pacific Radiology Group, Pharmaco, and Counties Power. Hamish is also the independent Chair of the Waikato Regional Council Audit and Risk Committee. Prior to his governance career Hamish held senior finance positions with Heinz Wattie, Tip Top Ice Cream and DB Breweries. Hamish is a qualified chartered accountant.